having separate policies in each of those areas is counterproductive. Last, a set of "tools" to do the job is needed.

Presently there is a "disconnect" between the polluter and the cost of pollution. If the system owners paid the bill for pollution, they would be more accountable for their actions and would improve their business practices.

Another area for improvement is to standardize accounting practices. The Air Force is looking at how industry works and is seeking a system it could adopt because it does not have the money to build a new accounting system.

The Air Force believes that it can achieve its goal to increase productivity by 30% by 2005 if it has a management system that is fully integrated into core business practices. This is not just about the ESH community, either. It includes financial, logistics, information management, and acquisition reform. All need to play a role in attaining that goal. Shifting the environmental protection paradigm from compliance to performance and cost is the ESH goal. A sound, integrated, ESH management system will provide for this paradigm shift.



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